Ladies I need some guidance. We have only started ttc - for 2 months. Have just found out I have hypothyroidism. It's only slightly out of range. I've started thyroxine tablets the smallest dose. Is this why we aren't pregnant? Does this take patience and time? once the hormone replacement kicks in, will it increase my chances of getting pregnant? I'm scared. My husband is glad we are on top of it now. I just did the worst thing and googled it, big mistake. I think I am just over worrying now. I am taking prenatal vitamins and eating well. Please help any advice would be so much appreciated, I don't know what to think! Thank you xx
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09-11-2015 15:47 #1
09-11-2015 16:57 #2
Hi, first things first, don't stress! You'll be fine, and it's great news you found out now, before you're pregnant.
I have Hypothyroidism and have just had twin boys a bit over 3 months ago. I found out about it about a year before we started trying and my endocrinologist said that it can make it harder to get and stay pregnant if it's untreated. But if it is treated, it has no impact on your pregnancy at all.
My endocrinologist wanted my TSH below 2.5 before we started trying and aimed to keep it below there during my pregnancy. Once I got a positive test I called him and he increased my Thyroxine dose to do this.
Are you seeing an endocrinologist? Lots of GPs aren't that well versed on Hypothyroidism and will just aim to keep you in the general hormone ranges, but everyone has their own 'optimal' range which can be quite a bit lower than this, which is particularly important during TTC/pregnancy.
If you're in Melbourne I can give you then name of my Dr, he's brilliant, otherwise ask your GP for a referral to an Endocrinologist.
Oh and stay off google! Haha
09-11-2015 17:15 #3
Thank you very much lovely! Finally some
Peace of mind!!!
I am in Melbourne, if you could recommend me to someone that would be awesome!
Thank you again 😃😃😃
09-11-2015 18:04 #4
Hi I'm also in the same boat but recently got my BFP after a long journey thanks to my hashis and PCO. It's important to have the levels right for the development of the baby so definitely go to an endo to be monitored! Good luck.
09-11-2015 21:41 #5
10-11-2015 02:34 #6
Hypothyroidism and two healthy babies here
I found my levels went out of whack postpartum for both - just a potential heads up for the future Good luck ttc!
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10-11-2015 03:25 #7Junior Member
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Also remember that conceiving does take time...even without any additional issues. So if your thyroid is under control and all goes well, it's perfectly normal for it to take a few months or even longer to conceive. Try getting a good sense of when you're ovulating to take advantage of this time. Be patient and keep positive. Good luck!
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10-11-2015 06:39 #8
10-11-2015 06:40 #9
Thanks to all for your input, mind officially at ease! ☺️xx
11-11-2015 17:09 #10
I conceived our DD on my second cycle after starting thyroxine.
TSH has to be kept under 1.5 for hypothyroid patients.
Good luck 😊
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